1,001 Old-Time Household Hints: Timeless Bits of Household Wisdom for Today's Home and Garden

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Editors of YANKEE MAGAZINE
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., Jan 1, 2011 - House & Home - 384 pages
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Wonder what Grandma would have used to clean greasy kitchen walls? Cure a sore throat? Conquer insect pests in her vegetable garden? Wonder no longer! Whatever your grandma did to fix and maintain things around the house and garden, it probably worked. That's because the old ways are often the best ways when it comes to solutions for everyday problems, ideas for saving time, and handy advice for getting the job done. And that's where 1,001 Old-Time Household Hints comes in. Find the best hints, tips, and secrets for everything from cooking, cleaning, and home maintenance to pet care, gardening, and holiday celebrations. You'll also find ways to adapt and improve some old-time methods. Discover an amazing variety of useful and clever ideas, including how to:

Clean copper pans, using buttermilk and salt
Make real sourdough bread the way the pioneers did
Fight wrinkles and create kissable lips
Use natural ingredients to repair your hair
Create your own unique perfume
Organize common space in your home
Use ivory soap for polishing silver and insect control
Safely separate drinking glasses that have been stuck together
And more!

With 1,001 Old-Time Household Hints on your kitchen table or nightstand, you're always in the good company of an old-timer who's ready to dispense a helpful hint, encouraging word, or sage secret at the turn of a page.

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Contents

Man Does Not Live by Bread Alone
3
Our Home Is Our Castle
55
CHAPTER 4
87
CHAPTER 5
111
CHAPTER 6
139
PART
161
A Thing of Beauty Is a Joy Forever
187
If the Shoe Fits Wear
213
A Mans Best Friend Is His Dog or Cat
237
PART THREE
257
Flower Gardening April Showers Bring May Flowers
285
Cultivate the Garden Within
327
Resources
349
Index
355
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YankeeMagazine is dedicated to people who relish thetraditions and values of New England. It features humor pieces, poetry, how-toarticles, and personality pieces. Topics covered include travel, food,shopping, books, and much more. It is located in Dublin, New Hampshire.

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